Skip to comments.WikiLeaks In Chaos
Posted on 12/08/2010 5:12:52 PM PST by Kaslin
Cyberwar: As the U.S. shows itself to be a pitiful, helpless giant against WikiLeaks' dissemination of its stolen secrets, the private sector has dealt some of the best blows against these crooks. There's a lesson somewhere.
The information age has turned a lot of rules on their heads, but it would be hard to find a better example than in the response to WikiLeaks, the secretive criminal syndicate devoted to publishing millions of stolen U.S. government documents.
Things aren't going well, now that its founder, Julian Assange, has been arrested in the U.K. on a rape, rather than an espionage, charge in Sweden. Wired Magazine, quoting WikiLeaks sources, reported that the organization, driven by its founder's cult of personality, is now in "chaos."
If one were to dissect what's going on, all roads seem to point to the private sector, not government, as responding most effectively.
First, it wasn't a government agency that blew WikiLeaks off its regular Internet site and over to its mirror sites it was an anonymous hacker, going by the handle of "the Jester," who claims he's nothing more than a "patriot" who got busy.
Then Amazon.com, whose server hosted WikiLeaks, kicked the site off, pointing out that the organization was trafficking in stolen documents, a violation of its terms of service. Amazon steadfastly denied that political pressure forced its decision. Seems their main concern was liability and a consumer boycott.
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Warms my heart.
Sadly, I can forsee Present Radar Ears and his inJustice Deportment going after the patriots who have taken it upon themselves to defend America in this battle.
Be that as it may, score one for the good guys.
WikiLeaks Supporters Attack MasterCard Website
I don’t think they are going to go down easily as this article suggests. Seems more like wishful thinking or disinformation campaign to me.
I think they also attacked Discover, and are angry with other websites, including Twitter.
Don’t be too sure....a wounded animal can stear up a bit before he dies....
President Purple Lips is what I call him!
All of this just shows what a bunch of petulant little wannabees the hackers are.
More like a time line. The Wikileak SUPPORTER HACKS are attacking, not Wikileaks. I read that in supporting Wikileaks they may be exposing themselves. But they’re all for transparency, right?
The website and personal credit card information of former Gov. Sarah Palin were cyber-attacked today by Wikileaks supporters.
“Lets see, Secretary of Defense Gates, the entire Department of Defense, and NATO Command have all debunked the idea that the leaks have caused any real damage to our national security interests.”
Your trust in these government agencies is a bit excessive.
Nope they are not going down. The writer of the article is wrong in assuming that they are going down.
I’d like to know how much help Assange had from folks within the State Department.
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We have to pull your post because within your post is unexcerpted, unattributed material from the Wall Street Journal and the Atlantic, both publishers which require their material to be excerpted, linked and properly attributed.
In this case, you can save yourself some time, and just repost a few lines then add a working link to where you found it.
Clearly if we had a competent Pesident, head of DHS, or Secretary of State this would have been nipped in the bud.
Time for some grownups to step in.
Supposedly, they also posted credit card numbers of ordinary people, but it was taken down fairly soon after the posting. The Wiki supporters are overplaying their hand, IMO.
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